best phones under 20,000

The smartphone world has all sorts of users; some wish for cameras, some for displays, some for expensive smartphones, and some for mid-rangers. As currently, the tech world has a plethora of options to provide to users, all in various price ranges, it gets astonishingly convenient for users to buy the smartphones they desire.

After getting done with the two price categories (smartphones under 10,000 and under 15,000), I am back with a list of the best smartphones under 20,000 in India, for all the people who don’t wish to spend more than 20K and still wish for well-specced toys to play with.

Best Phones Under 20,000 – Fossbytes’ Picks For 2019

1. OPPO K3

OPPO is known to produce mid-rangers for us and its latest mid-ranger baby is the OPPO K3 with a pretty decent spec sheet — good enough to enter the ‘best phones under 20,000’ list.

OPPO K3in best phones under 20,000

The OPPO K3 comes with some of the trending tech features these days — a 6.5-inch full-screen AMOLED display, dual cameras (16MP, 2MP), 16MP pop-up front camera, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The cameras support AI features, the Bokeh effect, HDR, and more.

OPPO K3 Spec Sheet

SpecificationsOPPO K3
ResolutionFull HD+
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
Rear Camera16MP, 2MP
Front Camera16MP pop-up camera
ProcessorSnapdragon 710
Phone Featurespop-up camera


With a 3D sleek body, the smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor and comes in two RAM/ROM versions: 6GB/64GB and 8GB/128GB. There is a 3,765mAh battery, ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie.

Color Options: Aurora Blue, Jade Black

Price and Availability: Starts at Rs 19,990, via Amazon India

2. Realme X

Another great contender on the best mid-range smartphone list is the recently-unveiled Realme X, which comes with a bunch of features you might like. The smartphone has the camera department as its primary highlight; it comprises two rear cameras rated at 48MP and 5MP and a 16MP pop-up front camera.

Realme X: best phones under 20,000


The pop-up camera makes way for the 6.53-inch Full HD+ edge-to-edge display, which acts as another highlight. Additionally, there is an in-display fingerprint sensor that is another attraction.

Realme X Spec Sheet

SpecificationsRealme X
ResolutionFull HD+
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
Rear Camera48MP, 5MP
Front Camera16MP pop-up camera
ProcessorSnapdragon 710
Phone Featuresin-display fingerprint sensor


This sub-20,000 smartphone has a Snapdragon 710 AIE processor, a 3,765mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging, and Android 9.0 Pie with ColorOS 6.0 on top. The device comes in two RAM/ROM configurations: 4GB/128GB and 6GB/128GB.

Color Options: Space Blue and Polar White

Price and Availability: Starts at Rs 16,999, via Flipkart

3. Vivo Z1 Pro

The third member of the best phone under the Rs 20,000 listicle is the Vivo Z1 Pro, which was recently launched and appears to be a decent device in this price bracket.

vivo z1 pro in best mid-range phones list

Of course, the cameras and the display are the main highlights, with three rear cameras (16MP, 8MP, 2MP), a 32MP in-display camera, and a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display for full-screen display experience.

Vivo Z1 Pro Spec Sheet

SpecificationsVivo Z1 Pro
ResolutionFull HD+
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
Rear Camera16MP, 8MP, 2MP
Front Camera32MP
ProcessorSnapdragon 712
Phone FeaturesBig Battery


The smartphone has a Snapdragon 712 AIE mobile platform, a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging, Android 9.0 Pie, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and an ultra game mode for convenient gaming sessions. The smartphone comes in three RAM/ROM variants: 4GB/64GB, 6GB/64GB, and 6GB/128GB.

Color Options: Sonic Black, Mirror Black, Sonic Blue

Price and Availability: Starts at Rs 14,990, via Flipkart

4. Samsung Galaxy A50

Apart from producing high-end smartphones, Samsung also has some of the best phones under 20,000 price bracket. Hence, its Galaxy A50 in the Galaxy A series is a must in our mid-range phone list.

galaxy A50: best phones under 20,000


The Galaxy A50 comes with a 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED bezel-less Infinity-U display for really thin bezels.

The smartphone’s camera department is one of the highlights featuring three rear cameras (25MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and 5MP Live Focus sensor). The one at the front stands at 25MP. Another highlight is the in-display fingerprint scanner.

Galaxy A50 Spec Sheet

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy A50
ResolutionFull HD+
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
Rear Camera25MP, 8MP, 5MP
Front Camera25MP
Phone FeaturesIn-display fingerprint scanner


The smartphone gets its fuel from a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging and runs Android 9.0 Pie. The device comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and is powered by an octa-core processor.

Color Options: Blue, Black, White

Price and Availability: Rs 18,990, via Flipkart

5. Samsung Galaxy M40

The Samsung Galaxy M series recently got a new member — the Galaxy M40 — further extending the affordable series to a mid-range one. Thus, it is a part of my best phones under 20,000 list.

galaxy M40: best phones under Rs 20000


The Galaxy M40 has various USPs to look out for; it has a 6.3-inch Infinity-O display, which is Full HD+ in nature. The cameras are another USP, being three at the back (32MP, 5MP, 8MP) and a single 16MP front camera.

Another USP is the presence of Samsung’s Screen SoundCasting technology, which converts the display of the device into speakers. 

Galaxy M40 Spec Sheet

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy M40
ResolutionFull HD+
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
Rear Camera32MP, 5MP, 8MO
Front Camera16MP
ProcessorSnapdragon 675
Phone FeaturesScreen SoundCasting technology


The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC, 6GB of RAM and 128GB onboard storage. The smartphone has a 3,500mAh battery and runs Android 9.0 Pie with Samsung’s OneUI on top.

Color Options: Midnight Blue, Seawater Blue

Price and Availability: Rs 19,990, via Amazon India

6. Nokia 8.1

HMD Global-owned Nokia’s mid-ranger — the Nokia 8.1 — seems to be an impressive device with various features such as a 6.18-inch Full HD+ PureDisplay screen, and dual back cameras standing at 12MP and 13MP along with a 20MP front camera. All the features the device comes with are good enough to make its entry in the best phone under Rs 20000.

nokia 8.1 in best mid-range smartphones list


Another attractive feature is that the device falls under Google’s Android One initiative for a pure Android 9.0 Pie experience.

Nokia 8.1 Spec Sheet

SpecificationsNokia 8.1
ResolutionFull HD+
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
Rear Camera12MP, 13MP
Front Camera250MP
ProcessorSnapdragon 710
Phone Featurescameras


The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 710 processor and comes in two RAM/ROM configurations: 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB. It is backed by a 3,500mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

Additionally, there is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and Nokia OZO surround sound audio system.

Color Options: Blue/Silver, Iron/Steel

Price and Availability: Starts at Rs 19,990, via

7. POCO F1

While the POCO F1 by Xiaomi is an old phone, the close-to-perfect specs at a price too low are the reasons it has made it to the best mid-range phone 2019 list.

POCO F1 smartphone in best phones under 20000 list


The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor, has a 6.18-inch Full HD+ 19:9 display, dual rear cameras (12MP, 5MP) and a 20MP selfie shooter as its highlights. The cameras come with support for AI-based camera features.

POCO F1 Spec Sheet

SpecificationsRealme X
ResolutionFull HD+
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
Rear Camera12MP, 5MP
Front Camera250MP
ProcessorSnapdragon 845
Phone FeaturesProcessor


The device has a 4,000mAh battery, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, IR Face Unlock, LiquidCool tech, and Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10. Furthermore, it comes in three options: 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, and 8GB/256GB.

Color Options: Steel Blue, Graphite Black, Rosso Red, Armoured Edition.

Price and Availability: Starts at Rs 17,999, via Amazon India

All I can hope for is that you find the aforementioned best mid-range phone for Rs 20000 helpful and are able to buy a smartphone in this range. 

As a reminder, I will keep on updating the list once new mid-rangers enter the mobile world!

Also Read: 10 Best Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Phones You Can Buy In 2019
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